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Old 08-01-2004, 17:56   #1 (permalink)
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Tailgating Leaner Drivers

Why do people do it! Whenever I drive on my L's, I drive the speed limit in the left lane, yet people STILL tailgate me, for ages and ages. One prick even highbeemed me at night once. WTF! Are people this stupid? Where are police when you need them...


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Old 08-01-2004, 18:35   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tailgating Leaner Drivers

When I was driving on the Hume in our Fairlane one night (luggage in the back..and 4 people in the car) some dick decided to overtake me, but then thought I had my lights on high beam (that would be where the weight in the back came into the equation). He then proceeded to put his hazards on and slow suddenly, forcing me to steer into the right lane quickly. He then sped up again and I finally got a chance to flash my lights at him. He flashed his hazards acknowledging it and kept driving.

Not the situation an L plater wants to be in.
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Old 08-01-2004, 18:55   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the real world Steffo...

Most drivers will give learners lots of space and be very patient... we all started out the same...

But no matter what, you'll always get someone who thinks they own the road... it's a fact of life mate, not all people are at the same level of evolution or on the same path for that matter.

Take a deep breath and imagine they have a disease... it will help keep you sane.

Getting upset, even or involved with these people will do you no good.
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Re: Tailgating Leaner Drivers

hahahahahaha im one of these people i dont know why but my mates and i find it funny people used to do it to us and those learners will do it to someone else one day
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Old 08-01-2004, 19:34   #5 (permalink)
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If your getting agro now, god help us when your off on your own.

Patience is the key to safe driving, and you should be learning from these experiences!
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Re: Tailgating Leaner Drivers

*Kingy takes his turn on the soapbox*

The real problem is that if the learners end up being tailgated, sped past with the high beams/hazards on etc, some may see that as the way to drive in the future once they're on their Ps. So if we give the learners some courtesy, be nice to them, maybe they won't turn out to be real d**ks once they get their licence. That's my 2c

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Re: Tailgating Leaner Drivers

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The real problem is that if the learners end up being tailgated, sped past with the high beams/hazards on etc, some may see that as the way to drive in the future once they're on their Ps. So if we give the learners some courtesy, be nice to them, maybe they won't turn out to be real d**ks once they get their licence. That's my 2c

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Probably a valid point there.

But you have to agree alot of p platers are dickheads on the road because the are dickheads off the road
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But you have to agree alot of p platers are dickheads on the road because the are dickheads off the road
I'll agree with that - I'm probably friends with most of them too!
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I found that when i went for my L's all the drivers around me where fine... its when i got onto my P's that i got problems.... mainly tailgaters and wankers speeding up past me (usually commodores any where from VB-VL) now i don't drive with my plates up and im fine,, in fact im the one who speeds up to stop people from weaving in and out of traffic and tap my brake pedal when im being tailgated lmfao
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Re: Tailgating Leaner Drivers

I give way to L platers (most the time), I have even pulled over to let them complete 3 point turns etc, just sit and wait while they do it, no point rushing them, they have to learn sometime.

My wife the other day was tailgaiting one a little bit, I told her to back off, I said we are not in a rush, they have to learn, give them some space.
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